The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner is backing assisted dying for terminally ill people, which is opposed by his own Anglican church.
It is the first time rules adopted in Belgium in 2014 have been applied. They allow for the doctor-assisted deaths of minors with incurable conditions.
Marieke Vervoort was named Paralympian of the year in both 2012 and 2015, but that’s not what the media were focussing on ahead of the Belgian’s arrival in Rio.
Marieke Vervoort told reporters after winning silver in the 400m wheelchair race that she's not ready yet for euthanasia.
Germany’s parliament has voted to criminalise organisations that take payment for assisting patients to terminate their lives. It follows the
MPs have rejected plans for a right to die in England and Wales in their first vote on the issue in almost 20 years. In a free vote in the Commons
The row over whether French tetraplegic, Vincent Lambert, should be allowed to live or die has reached a new impasse, with doctors deciding he should
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a decision by France's highest legal body to allow doctors take a man, in a coma since 2008, off life support.
French MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deep sleep bill. The draft law would allow terminally ill patients to opt for a deep sedation until they die.
French legislators have started debating a draft law which could take the country a step closer to legalising euthanasia. It’s brought campaigners
A male nurse in Germany has admitted killing around 30 patients who were critically ill or in intensive care, a psychological expert has told a court
Belgian doctors have denied a convicted murderer and rapist the right to die. Fifty-two-year-old Frank van den Bleeken is serving a life sentence for
French MPs have submitted a report to the President on end of life care that stops short of euthanasia. The proposals allow the right to ‘continuous
Pope Francis has denounced what he called the “hidden euthanasia” of old people at a special event at the Vatican. The elderly were well
A man serving a life sentence for murder and rape will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling. Frank Van Den Bleeken
The number of so-called “suicide tourists” travelling to Switzerland to end their lives has doubled over a four-year period, according to a study
A court in France has acquitted a doctor of charges brought against him for giving seven dying patients lethal injections. This judgement in favour
The European Court of Human Rights has requested that the French government suspend its decision to allow doctors to take a tetraplegic man off life
A French court has ruled that doctors should be allowed to switch off the life support machine for a tetraplegic man after nearly six years in a
The Copenhagen zoo made famous around the world after slaying and publicly dissecting a giraffe named Marius last February is set to trigger further
Dutch police have begun a murder probe into the death of a former minister who is credited with making the Netherlands the first country to legalise
Belgium has become the first country in the world to abandon age limits for euthanasia. It will allow terminally-ill children to end their own lives
The Belgian parliament has voted by a strong majority to extend euthanasia to terminally-ill children who will now be able to ask to die if they are
Belgium is set to give terminally-ill children the right to die. The country is one of only a handful where euthanasia is legal. Now MPs are
Protesters turned out again in Belgium ahead of Thursday’s parliamentary vote to abolish age restrictions applying to its laws on euthanasia. The
A court in the US state of Texas has ordered a hospital to remove a pregnant but brain-dead woman from a life support system. The judge ruled that
Eight pilot whales stranded on New Zealand’s South Island were euthanised after attempts to re-float them failed, local media reported. The area is